• Fonna Forman
    Fonna Forman Founding Director
  • Teddy Cruz
    Teddy Cruz Director of Urban Research


  • Ana Minvielle-Blakesley
    Ana Minvielle-Blakesley Management Services Officer
  • Khushbu Gokalgandhi
    Khushbu Gokalgandhi Research Administrator
  • Kyle Haines
    Kyle Haines Lead Field Coordinator
  • Camille Campion
    Camille Campion Field Coordinator
  • Bridey Scully
    Bridey Scully Environmental Researcher / Community Engagement Specialist
  • Marcelo Maltagliati
    Marcelo Maltagliati Urban Researcher / Architectural Designer
  • Jonathan Maier
    Jonathan Maier Urban Researcher / Architectural Designer
  • Dario Guazzo
    Dario Guazzo Urban Researcher / Architectural Designer
  • Ivan Cheng Tak Hei
    Ivan Cheng Tak Hei Urban Researcher / Architectural Designer

Advisory Committee

  • Wael al-Delaimy
    Wael al-Delaimy Professor and Division Chief of Global Health Family Medicine and Public Health UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Naila Chowdhury
    Naila Chowdhury Director UC San Diego Social Impact and Innovation
  • Frances Contreras
    Frances Contreras Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Associate Professor, Education Studies
  • Janis Jenkins
    Janis Jenkins Professor, Anthropology and Psychiatry Director, Center of Global Mental Health
  • Veerabhadran Ramanathan
    Veerabhadran Ramanathan Distinguished Professor, Atmospheric & Climate Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Ramesh Rao
    Ramesh Rao Director, Qualcomm Institute Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Gershon Shafir
    Gershon Shafir Distinguished Professor, Sociology
  • Jay Silverman
    Jay Silverman Professor, Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Byron Washom
    Byron Washom Director UC San Diego Strategic Energy Initiatives

Community Partners

CASA FAMILIAR, San Ysidro, California

  • Lisa Cuestas
    Lisa Cuestas President and CEO
  • Francisco (Paco) Eme
    Francisco (Paco) Eme Gallery Director, The Front
  • Irma Zepeda
    Irma Zepeda Promotora and San Ysidro Community Leader

Groundwork San Diego- Chollas Creek, San Diego, California

  • Leslie Reynolds
    Leslie Reynolds Director
  • Patrice Baker
    Patrice Baker Director of Community Development

Colonos de la Divina Providencia, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

  • Rebeca Ramirez
    Rebeca Ramirez Director, Colonos de la Divina Providencia
  • Maria de la luz Alejandra
    Maria de la luz Alejandra Head Chef / Nutritionist programming / Community Garden Supervisor
  • Graciela Vargas
    Graciela Vargas Kitchen and Facilities Management Staff

Embajadores de Jesús, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

  • Gustavo Banda Aceves
    Gustavo Banda Aceves Pastor
  • Zaida Guillén
    Zaida Guillén Pastora

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

  • Kristen Goodrich
    Kristen Goodrich Coastal Training Program Coordinator
  • Ana Xochlit Eguiarte
    Ana Xochlit Eguiarte Binational Liaison

Vivero Hormiguitas

  • Jorge Ibañez
    Jorge Ibañez Director

Proyecto Fronterizo de Educación Ambiental A.C. (PFEA) 

  • Laurie Silvan
    Laurie Silvan
  • Margarita Diaz
    Margarita Diaz
  • Delia Castellanos
    Delia Castellanos


  • Gerry Mackie
    Gerry Mackie Director of Global Research
  • James Fowler
    James Fowler Professor of Political Science & Medicine UC San Diego
  • Keith Pezzoli
    Keith Pezzoli Director of Urban Studies and Planning Program, Senior lecturer
  • David Ellerman
    David Ellerman Visiting Professor UC Riverside
  • Grant Kester
    Grant Kester Professor, Visual Arts UC San Diego
  • Tom Csordas
    Tom Csordas Professor of Anthropology
  • Mike Cole
    Mike Cole Professor Emeriti, Dept. of Communications
  • Bud Mehan
    Bud Mehan Professor Emeritus in Sociology
  • Holly B. Shakya
    Holly B. Shakya Assistant Professor Global Public Health
  • Mandy Bratton
    Mandy Bratton Executive Director, Center for Global Sustainable Development


  • Hussein Munaim
    Hussein Munaim

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